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Rae-Line 185 Bow Rider

Rae-Line, built in Kaiapoi north of Christchurch is one of the countries quiet achieving brands. With a number of models in production, we sent Freddy Foote to test their 185

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Chaparral’s 210 SunCoast

Chaparral’s 210 SunCoast is more than a simple racey bowrider / deckboat with the sole purpose of being a water sport boat, it is also one that has the right

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Cruise of the Envoy

We’re in Corfu’s Gouvia Marina with our friend Chris aboard berthed next to a sturdy 18 m British wooden ketch called Acco, built in 1938. Boats like these are always

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LED lighting Tips

Everyone knows the benefits of LED lighting compared to traditional incandescent bulb based lighting. It is well published that LED Luminaires are some 90% more efficient and offer up to

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Trim Tabs

Gone are the days of playing around with your trim buttons to get the boat’s attitude right. You can now leave it all to highly advanced electronic systems that do

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Gamefishing Part 3

When it finally happened, catching our first striped marlin seemed almost easy. The planning, set up, thinking and money spent paid off. On Friday April 1 we set out from

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Understanding Propellers

Of all the items on an outboard motor, seemingly the most unpretentious and uncomplicated, is the propeller. Yet amazingly, despite the fact they are such an integral part of an

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Marco 650 Centre Cab

The Marco 650 Centre Cab is the first walk around aluminium trailer boat I have tested and it is also one of the very few available in New Zealand. Considering

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Everyman 650

Aluminium walkarounds are not common and that surprises me. They are great boats, very practical and perfect for fishing. However, Everyman Boats has taken on the walkaround challenge and what

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Exploring the City Fringe

The Mahurangi Harbour and outlying islands to the east and northeast offer a diverse range of river, harbour, coastal and island experiences that cater to all sizes of trailer craft,

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Fossil-Free Boating

Power Equipment conducted a press event recently to launch its new range of German-made Torqeedo electric outboard motors. Founded in 2005, according to Power Equipment, Torqeedo has quickly built a

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Propeller Shoot Out

We took eleven different Mercury Marine propellers and tried them all on our McLay 4.8 Fortress powered by a Mercury 75 4S, to see what difference to performance and fuel

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Fishing Mayor Island

Mat Hewetson had fished in the BOP many times over the past decade, usually at White Island but hadn’t fished off Mayor Island. When he recently moved to live in

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FC525 Review

Five years on the market since the release of their first model and over 650 boats later, the FC Boats brand is making its mark on the New Zealand boating

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Frewza F16

Barry Thompson went to Invercargill to check out the Frewza F16 Fisher Sport Jet. I have not done a lot of jet boating and what I have has mostly been

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Sportcraft Marine

Sportcraft Marine has built an enviable reputation for producing customer-focused, practical boats for family and fishing at incredibly affordable prices. PPB met company director Jamie Black in their Mt Maunganui

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Modern Anchors

Modern designs and state-of-the-art engineering have made anchors not only better, but lighter, too! In a lot of cases the best holding anchors are actually the lightest! Anchor design has

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McLay Cruiser 751

I have owned a McLay Fortress 4.8 now for a few years and I have always been impressed with the company, its boats and moreso owner Steve McLay. Steve is

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Alloy Boat Magazine Issue 9

FEATURES 26 Beach Launching Launching your boat off the beach doesn’t need to be something to fear. With the right preparation it can be quite simple. 38 From Family Runabout

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Maritimo 61

Meandering up the Gold Coast’ s Broadwater on Maritimo’ s new M61 Cruising Motoryacht, my mind began to wander. With boats coming and going in all directions on this busy

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Azimut 50

The designers of the Azimut 50 were tasked with designing a 50-footvessel reminiscent of the Azimut 80, the model that has proved to be incredibly popular on the international market.

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Secrets of a Dry Bilge

Keeping water out of the bilge is a no brainer, so how is the best way to stop those constant drips from the prop shaft? We look at the latest

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Smuggler Sting 570

First released as the Bonito Profisher 535, then renamed the Sting 550, the now rebadged Smuggler Sting 570 is very much the same boat, but with a few extra refinements,

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Grady White 228

In 1971 Grady-White released the world’s first trailerable walkaround boat. Forty-five years on they are still producing boats to this unique design, with five Walk Around cabin models. Barry Thompson

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Pacific RIB – Issue 3

In This Issue (Included in the Sept/Oct issue of Pacific Powerboat) 132 NEW & NOTABLE SACS 13m – Italian luxury at the highest level. Agapi 800 – Swedish masterpiece in

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White Pointer 1050 – Hardtop

In Predator, the owners were looking for a high-quality blue water fishing boat that delivered a comfortable interior for extended cruising. When you talk to experienced boaties about a serious

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Advanced Electronic Systems for Boats

Raymarine software update The latest free upgrade to Raymarine’s award-winning LightHouse II software includes a huge bonus for fishers, especially game fishers. The Version 17 update includes a detailed, easy-to-use,

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Hill 18.3 Mystica

Some boats come together quickly and with apparently little effort. Others seem to struggle every step of the way. And some, like the latest Roger Hill catamaran, Mystica, just naturally

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Tristram 641 – Cabin

Now with a range of models targeting the fishing market, Tristram Marine has released its latest model to the Offshore range, the 641. Freddy Foote checks out this new model

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Surtees 5.5 – Hardtop

With 20-years of boat building under their belt in 2013, Surtees Boats continues to be at the forefront of alloy boat building in Australasia. We sent Freddy Foote along to

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Looking Back 20 Years

It’s our birthday 20 Years of 100% Powerboat Dedication Pacific PowerBoat (2011-now) In Part three of our pictorial essay on some of the cool boats we have done over the

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Stabicraft 2600 – Hardtop

Officially released at the 2013 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, the new Stabicraft 2600 Supercab is the new version of the previous 2570 Supercab. There have been a few changes

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Southern XP 816 – Hardtop

Southern Boats say that they pride themselves in presenting one of the finest handcrafted alloy boats available and after looking over the first of the new XP816 HTE models I

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